Foundation News Archives: January 2016

Jan 27, 2016
“Investors want to know what the environmental profile of a green commodity is, that all elements of the production are green. People working in the solar industry want to do good too, and I think that’s part of it too,” added Dustin Mulvaney, SVTC Science Advisor and Assistant...Read more >
Jan 21, 2016
Hydraulic fracturing of the Marcellus Shale in West Virginia has boomed in recent years, and this development has had significant impacts on communities and ecosystems in the vicinity of well pads and other infrastructure. Collaborative data collection through citizen science has proven effective...Read more >
Jan 18, 2016
When the Climate Summit opens in Paris next week, one of the biggest issues facing world leaders is funding: how best to raise the billions of dollars needed to prevent the devastating consequences of global warming worldwide. A new plan unveiled Tuesday calls for 16 billion dollars in funding to...Read more >
Jan 15, 2016
On September 29, Rush Holt, the Chief Executive Officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and former U.S. Representative, spoke during an interview about the state of science in the U.S., how to communicate science to the public and policymakers, and how scientists and others can engage effectively with policymakers to be better advocates for science. Holt’s main theme, to which he returned repeatedly, was the need to empower the public and policymakers with the idea that they are capable of understanding and evaluating scientific evidence on their own.Read more >

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